Make a Little Progress Every Day of your life


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by Dr. Maxwell Maltz

While you have the privilege of life on this earth--and it is a privilege, in spite of unceasing problems--you should live.  You should live, whether you are 16 or 65. 

Naturally, older age requires a person to place sensible limits on his or her physical capabilities.  When you are older, you can't run around like a young kid.  Yet the older person has qualities that the child or adolescent hasn't even begun to develop.

In older age, each day can be thrilling.  It's really up to the individual.  It's up to you. 

Still, if you are over 65 and have already wasted time moping, stop blaming yourself.  You're not perfect, no one is, and self-blame will not help you.  You must have self-respect as long as you live. So live creatively every day of your life.

When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reporter threw him a question, "Mr. Casals, you're 95 and the greatest cellist that ever lived.  Why do you practice six hours a day?"

Mr. Casals answered,  "Because I think I'm making progress."

Make that your goal.  Make a little progress every day of your life.